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Ferraro: My Story

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In this memoir, Geraldine A. Ferraro reflects on her experience as the first and only woman nominated by a major party to run on the presidential ticket. This book reveals the process that led to her nomination as the 1984 Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate and gives a revealing behind-the-scenes look at campaign politics, especially the ruthless criticism directed at ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published November 24th 2004 by Northwestern University Press (first published 1985)
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Marsha
In 1984, U.S. Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro was the first female to run for a high political office. With Democratic Walter Mondale running for President, if elected, Ferraro would become the first female Vice President of the United States. I remember this monumental historical event, in particular, because I worked for a small law firm next door to Ferraro’s office in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.

Reading Ferraro’s memoir helped me to recall details and gain more insight. I found it humorou
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Ronald Wise
A memoir by Geraldine Ferraro following her campaign for Vice President with Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale in 1984. I purchased and first read this book in the mid 1980s. I recall wondering about the significance she attached to her nomination during the first reading of this book, and had even more doubts this time, for some reason. Perhaps it's more difficult for me to remember the mindset of the Reagan era, though the dirty, character-assassination politics of the Right hav ...more
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Geraldine Anne Ferraro was an attorney and a Democratic politician and a former member of the United States House of Representatives. She was the first female Vice-Presidential candidate representing a major American political party.

Ferraro grew up in New York and became a teacher and lawyer. In 1974 she joined the Queens County District Attorney's Office, where she headed the new Special Victims
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